General Motors unveiled the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban back in December, ushering in an all-new 12th generation. Indeed, the Chevy Suburban is currently the longest-running nameplate in automotive history, celebrating 85 years of continuous production as of the 2020 calendar year. With so much history behind it, it just makes sense to do a modern/retro mashup, just like this well-executed rendering from Instagram user @wb.artist20.
“Here’s my edit of a modern Suburban with late ‘70s style,” the post caption reads. “When I do these I like to imagine that I took the modern car back in time and I’m trying desperately to blend in so no one notices I’m from the future.”
The rendering starts by combining the modern 2021 Chevy Suburban body panels with a classic two-tone paint scheme, including a broad white section running down the flanks, sandwiched between orange above and orange below. The paint is complemented by retro-style wheels in a six-spoke design, with the outer wheel lip painted white, and the inner caps finished in polished metal.
More polished metal can be found in the trim, which rounds the wheel wells, the front fascia, the door handles, and the shoulder line. The bumpers are also polished metal, which adds a surprising amount of old-school appeal to this Chevy Suburban mashup.
Although the all-new 2021 Chevy Suburban brings loads of modern tech, comfort, and practicality, there’s something to be said about the retro goodness presented by this new rendering.
As a reminder, the 2021 Chevy Suburban rides on the GM T1 platform, and offers three engines – the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84, the 6.2L V8 L87, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax. Production takes place at the GM Arlington plant in Arlington, Texas.
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👆Here’s my edit of a modern Suburban with late 70’s style. When I do these I like to imagine that I took the modern car back in time and I’m trying desperately to blend in so no one notices I’m from the future 😂. What do you think of these “retrofits” I do every once in a while? • • • • • #suburban #chevysuburban #chevrolet #chevy #retrostyle #redsign #cardesigner #cardesigncommunity #cardesign #conceptcar #render #rendering
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